The 2022 graduation rate for Bulloch County Schools overall remains above the state average, but each school reflected changes over 2021 graduation rates.
The Georgia Department of Education released the scores last week.
How Georgia calculates its graduation rate
Georgia calculates a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate as required by federal law. This rate is:
- The number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma, divided by
- The number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class
Georgia’s high-school graduation rate increased in 2022, rising to 84.1% – an all-time high since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law, and up from 83.7% in 2021.
Georgia’s graduation rate has increased by 14.4 percentage points since 2012.
A total of 107 Georgia school districts recorded graduation rates at or above 90%. In addition, 41 districts recorded rates at or above 95%.
Georgia Graduation Rates – 2012 to 2021
2021 – 83.7 percent (see all data here)
2020 – 83.8 percent
2019 – 82.0 percent
2018 – 81.6 percent
2017 – 80.6 percent
2016 – 79.4 percent
2015 – 79.0 percent
2014 – 72.6 percent
2013 – 71.8 percent
2012 – 69.7 percent
Disclaimer on the use of Economically Disadvantaged subgroup data: During the 2021-2022 school year, the United States Department of Agriculture provided School Food Authorities operating the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs waiver flexibilities to offer school meals to all students at no cost. As a result, the response rate for Free and Reduced Meal Applications may show a decrease in submissions resulting in a lower rate of economically-identified students in areas that utilize school meal applications for this purpose. Thus, the Economically Disadvantaged subgroup may not be comparable to previous years.